Parental Involvement Policy

Parental Involvement Policy

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  Verona Elementary will jointly develop with parents, distribute to parents of participating children, a School Parental Involvement Policy that the school and parents of participating children including parents with limited English proficiency and parents with disabilities agree on.

Verona Elementary will notify parents about the School Parental Involvement Policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, will distribute this policy to parents in a language the parents can understand.

Verona Elementary will make the School Parental Involvement Policy available to the local community.

 Verona Elementary will periodically update the School Parental Involvement Policy to meet the changing needs of parents and the school.

 Verona Elementary will adopt the school's student-parent-teacher compact as a component of its School Parental Involvement Policy.

 Verona Elementary agrees to be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition:

Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring-

 (A) That parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning;

 (B) That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school;

 (C) That parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;

 (D) The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in the Title I plan.

 Verona Elementary will implement required school parental involvement  policy as follows:

 1. Verona Elementary will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development and joint agreement of its School Parental Involvement Policy and its school wide plan, if applicable, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way under:                  

Gather and disseminate to parents for review the following materials: District-wide parent involvement policy, the school's parent involvement policy, the student-parent-teacher compact, and the school Title I plan. These materials will be disseminated to parents and community members at regular Title I parent meetings, school site parent involvement and advisory meetings, and parent/teacher conferences.  Written and oral input from parents will be solicited through Title I parent meetings, school site meetings, parent/teacher conferences, school newsletters, school web site, and  other regular written communications with parents.

 2. Verona Elementary will take the following actions to distribute to parents of participating children and the local community, the School Parental Involvement Policy:

  The School Parental Involvement Policy will be provided in the informational materials that are distributed to parents at the beginning of the school year.

  The policy will be posted on the school web site.

  Parents of new participating students will receive the policy upon registration.

 

 3. Verona Elementary will update periodically its School Parental Involvement Policy to meet the changing needs of parents and the school through:

Monthly school site meetings

Annual Title I meetings

PTO meetings

General school meetings

 

 4.Verona Elementary will convene an annual meeting to inform parents of the following:

 That Verona Elementary is a Title I school,

 About the requirements of Title I,

 Of their rights to be involved.

 

 5) Verona Elementary will hold a flexible number of meetings at varying times:

 To encourage parents to attend these meetings, the school will offer training to parents to improve student success and achievement. In situations that prevent parents from coming to the school for meetings, school personnel may make home visits or arrange to meet parents at a mutually convenient time off campus.

 Verona Elementary will provide information about Title I programs to parents of participating children in a timely manner through phone calls, memos, newsletters, school site meetings, annual Title I meetings, and the school web site.

 Verona Elementary will provide parents of participating children with a description an explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet through:

The annual Title I parent meeting

Regular parent/teacher conferences

Title I meetings and family nights throughout the year

  

a) If requested by parents, Verona Elementary will provide parents of participating children opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible:

Through pre-arranged meetings with the Title I coordinator

Through meetings with the student's teacher which may include the Title I coordinator, the principal, and other staff as appropriate.

 

 b) Verona Elementary will submit to the district any parent comments if the school-wide plan is not satisfactory to parents of participating children:

  Parents may submit comments through the Principal if they are not satisfied with the school plan.

 

SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

 1. Verona Elementary will build the schools' and parent's capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, through the following activities specifically described below:

Parent training

Family nights

Parental access to parent-student resources such as web sites, parent organizations, etc…

Parent-school partnership

 

 

 2. The school will incorporate the school-parent compact as a component of its School Parental Involvement Policy:

 The school-parent compact will be a part of the school's Parental Involvement Policy on the school's web site.

 During regular parent-teacher conferences, the school-parent compact will be completed and signed by the teacher, the parent(s), and the student.

 As needed, the school-parent compact will be included in school newsletters along with the school's Parent Involvement Policy.

 

 

3. The school will, with the assistance of its district, provide assistance to parents of children served by the school in understanding topics such as the following:

 The State's academic content standards,

 The State's student academic achievement standards,

 The State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments,

 The requirements of EIA,

 How to monitor their child's progress, and

 How to work with educators:

 

 

 4. The school will, with the assistance of its district, provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children's academic achievement, such as literacy training, and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement, by:

 Training to empower parents to support and assist their children's education. This may include such activities as: Family Math Training, Family Reading Night, etc.

 

 

5. The school will, with the assistance of its district and parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools, by:

 Encouraging staff to attend parental involvement workshops and conferences, web-based learning, and site staff development.

 

 6. The school will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent- programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:

 Upon identification of parental need for information in another language or in another format, the school will take steps to ensure that the parent request is fulfilled.

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